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Will of Joan Culmer

of Deal, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, Book 56, folio 15
Transcribed by NoŽl Siver
In the name of God Amen I Joane Culmer of Deale in the County of Kent widdow being weake in body but of sound & disposing memory praised be God for the same do make and declare this my last will and Testament in writing this fower and twentieth day of January in the first yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary now King & Queene of England or Annog [sic] Dom 1689 [1690] in manner following
Impris I comend my soule to God my Creator trusting by the only meritts of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to be made partaker of a better life after this mortall life ended my body I comitt to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret now wife of John Traverse all my wearing apparrell both woollen and linnen
Alsoo I give unto her her Executors & assignes all that Tenement or dwelling house in the Alley next the Messuage wherein I now dwell with thappurtenances in Deale aforesaid formerly in my own occupation

All the remainder of my goods chattells moveables household stuffe and personall estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature kinde or quality soever in my power to dispose of I doo hereby give and bequeath the same unto Joannah Culmer my daughter and I do hereby make and ordaine her the said Joannah my daughter sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovewritten Joane Culmer her marke Signed sealed published & declared by the said Joane Culmer the Testatrix in the presence of us to be her last will and Testament in the presence of
Anna Lowe her marke, Mary Gray her marke Edward Taylor

Probatum fuit humoi suprascriptum Testamentum Joanna Culmer nuper de Deale Dior Cant defunct Decimo quarto dio Aprilis Anno Dni 1690 coram viro Honrin Gerard cliro vigore [etc.]
[Will proved 14 April 1690]

Joan Culmer was widow of John Culmer, junior. She died at Deal and was buried at Great Mongeham, Kent, on 6 February 1689/90

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